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Somali Orphan Charity Umul Qura

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Umul-Qura is a charitable organisation catering to the needs of impoverished Somali orphan children. We are a UK registered charity established in 2008. The charity is founded by Somali women responding to the ongoing humanitarian crises in Somalia, specifically to meet the needs of orphaned children.

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Aims:

  • To provide shelter for orphaned children
  • To provide water and sanitation facilities to orphaned children
  • To provide basic food provisions for widows, orphans and families in need
  • To sponsor orphans and maintain their physical and spiritual upbringing
  • To assist disadvantaged Somali children in Britain by providing them with cultural and educational activities

Vision:

A peaceful society where children develop to their full potential and live a productive life

Mission:

Somali Orphan Charity: Umul Qura is dedicated to ensuring that orphaned children in Somalia are given basic amenities in terms of food, shelter, education and equal opportunity and that they are given the opportunity to live happy and healthy lives.

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TRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • Enlarge the current school building and build a boarding school for boys and girls up to age.
  • Extend the education program to include full primary and secondary level education.
  • Increase the number of subjects that are taught in the schools including vocational training.
  • To educate the children so that they embrace peace and become adverse to violence.
  • Build a small health clinic that will treat minor illness and accidents.
  • Review funding strategy to identify how the current funding system could be expanded and identify possibly future recourses of income.
  • Increase the amount of food, shelter provision, and educational entitlement of the orphaned.

OUR HISTORY

  • Opened in August 2010 in Mogadishu, Somalia in the KM13 district.
  • Opened boarding school for young boys and girls.
  • In mid 2011, we opened an Elementary School for young boys and girls
  • teaching mainstream education in sciences and maths.
  • We installed a fully functioning canteen so the students can eat their food in a
  • safe and healthly environment. We also introduced physical education such as
  • football and many others.
  • We installed a fully functioning canteen so the students can eat their food in a
  • safe and healthly environment.
  • Opened Electronics and Pharmacy workshops in mid 2012 to provide vital
  • training for the students.
  • Introduced Intermediate School in mid 2013.
  • Fundraising in Somalia and London via Somali TV channels, appeals, events,
  • and individual sponsors.

Children in Education

  • Open Secondary School with full academic subjects taught.
  • Open Techonological School to teach students information techonology,
  • computer science, software and design.
  • Increase number of sponsors.
  • Increase and improve educational resources.
  • Improve and provide more teacher training on classroom management,
  • teaching skills, gain professional qualifications and improve teaching quality.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

  • Better Education Resources – books, computers, projectors, printers and paper.
  • Clothing for the students.
  • Technical skills resources – Electronics, ICT and computers.
  • Completion of a Well for safe and clean water.
  • Solar Panels – difficult to get lighting in our area.
  • Build Schools – Primary and Secondary Schools.
  • Improve and provide more teacher training on classroom management, teaching skills, gain professional qualifications and improve teaching quality.
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